Dr. Sara Jane Barnes, Edgerton, WI (1961-2014)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

May 3, 1961 - July 31, 2014

Dr. Sara J. Barnes, age 53, of Edgerton, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI. Sara Jane Barnes was born May 3, 1961, at Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, to Florence Vanderwal (Crandall) and Dr. Charles Barnes. Sara was raised in Monroe, WI, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1979. Sara earned her family practice degree from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science at Des Moines University in 1998. Sara completed her internship and residency at Davenport Medical Center in Bettendorf, IA. Following her residency training, Sara was owner and founder of ARAS Family Care Clinic in Davenport, IA. In 2007, Sara moved to Edgerton, and practiced family medicine at Fort HealthCare, Fort Atkinson, WI.

Dr. Barnes was known to her colleagues, residents, nurses, and patients as a compassionate, caring and dedicated physician. She truly went the extra mile to ensure that her patients received the utmost care and support. She loved being a doctor, caring for her patients and supporting her team of physicians and nurses at Fort HealthCare. Sara was truly a gifted and talented woman. She enjoyed crafting, boating, and spending time with family and friends at Rock River Leisure Estates. She loved playing golf at her home in Arizona, and was an avid Packer fan.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her Uncle John Crandall and Aunt Sharon Crandall of Madison; and her partner, Bernadette Connolly, who loved her dearly.

Bernadette would like to thank the nurses at St. Mary’s 5 SW especially Kristen, Tara and Sara. A special thank you to Dr. Amit Sanyal and Dr. Walter Longo. A special and heartfelt thanks to Blythe Gage, our nurse practitioner,

who devoted her time, care, and love to Sara.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH. Funeral and Mass Services will be 11 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH. ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES are assisting the family with arrangements. Reception following at Rock River Leisure Estates.

Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton

1004 S. Main St., 608-884-6010



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